It is human nature to want people to think that you are younger than your actual age. But some signs of ageing are just too difficult to hide. For example, the drooping skin on your neck and under the chin.
The purpose of a neck lift is to remove excess skin or fat and tighten the muscles on your neck to restore its smooth and attractive appearance. Although it does not completely eliminate the presence of wrinkles, the surgery can make them less noticeable. Typical patients for a neck lift are those aged 30 to 70.
A very common reason for neck lift surgery is to correct “turkey neck” — also known as the lateral ptosis of the frontal neck derma. This is often a result of ageing, bone loss, genetics, and decline of skin elasticity.
In getting rid of the turkey neck, your surgeon will make incisions below your chin and/or behind your ears to access the neck muscles, tighten and reposition them. The procedure could take 2 to 3 hours, and longer if done with other surgery like a face lift.
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Before the operation, your surgeon will evaluate your neck anatomy, and assess your physical and mental attitudes. It is also your opportunity to ask questions about the surgery and disclose your expectations.
To know if you make a good candidate for a neck lift, simply fill out our personal assessment form. A board-certified surgeon will review your information and provide a price estimate for the procedure.